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(Popular Science)   So, you wanna be an (armchair) archaeologist??   (popsci.com) divider line 15
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2014-04-23 03:05:16 PM  
If only there were some kind of technology that would have allowed the article to post a method to get to this new website that the article was talking about. Some kind of "button" you could click on that would take you there. Some kind of a "link".

HEY, this is a pretty good idea that I got. I think I am gonna patent it.
 
2014-04-23 04:00:18 PM  
It'd be nice to have access to some truth
 
2014-04-23 04:09:00 PM  
armchair archaeology is when you dig in the cushions for change or the remote.
 
2014-04-23 04:11:02 PM  
National Geographic tried to find Genghis Khan's tomb by crowdsourcing satellite pics of Mongolia. They gave examples of certain formations that they wanted people to mark (ancient corrals made of stone, I think). I probably looked at about 100 images before I got bored. I don't believe they made any progress.
 
2014-04-23 04:12:48 PM  
No, but I'd like to be an armchair Gynecologist with free breast exams included.
 
2014-04-23 04:24:47 PM  

namatad: If only there were some kind of technology that would have allowed the article to post a method to get to this new website that the article was talking about. Some kind of "button" you could click on that would take you there. Some kind of a "link".

HEY, this is a pretty good idea that I got. I think I am gonna patent it.


Right there at the end of the first paragraph.

MicroPasts, a joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, has several goals. First, project organizers have posted photographs of hundreds of Bronze Age (2500 BC-800 BC) metal objects and thousands of paper records of other artefacts from British prehistory. They want your help in modelling and transcribing the material at the new website: http://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/.
 
2014-04-23 04:36:07 PM  
armchair?  I belong in a museum!
 
2014-04-23 04:43:25 PM  

crotchgrabber: armchair archaeology is when you dig in the cushions for change or the remote.


I only find stale cheerios and broken toys when I do that.
 
2014-04-23 04:56:56 PM  
I tried, but their crappy web app wouldn't render properly.  The picture only showed the top 10% or the bottom 10% of the image of the card to be transcribed.  And that was when it was sorta working.  Most of the time, it just crashed every browser I have installed on my PC (and I have a LOT of browsers installed on my PC).

Oh well.  I was just going to transcribe every card with text from the Monty Python dead parrot script anyway.
 
2014-04-23 05:21:12 PM  
i've got a bone you could examine...
 
2014-04-23 05:33:18 PM  
Well, you've got to get out of the library...
 
2014-04-23 05:57:05 PM  
Isn't armchair archeology was what got us Ancient Aliens?

http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/
 
2014-04-23 05:57:51 PM  
 
2014-04-23 08:18:13 PM  
I thought every Young Earth Creationist was already an armchair geologist?
 
2014-04-23 11:09:24 PM  
I didn't have any trouble except for discerning terrible handwriting. Got a half dozen transcriptions done while watching Arrow tonight, it's a good idea.
 
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